Run Report by: Nicola Reynolds
Photos by: Simon Arthur
Published by: Emily Mason
Today's slightly grey, minus 1 degree Celsius parkrun was infinitely brightened by the 600 parkrunners who either walked, jogged or ran our excellent three lap course here at Woodford Park. The starting hill and the top field both benefited somewhat from the frost, giving us all a slightly better footing (compared with NYD!) on the start and going across the top field.
(run writers note, you may still like to consider some combination trail/road shoes for next week, as the forecast continues to be wet wet wet!)
Our sister course, Reading was closed this week, which possibly accounts for some of our record number of visitors! Is it time to crack open another box of tokens numbered 800 to 1000?!? Exciting times!
We were led, motivated and kept safe by our huge gaggle of volunteers – a massive parkrun thanks to Simon ARTHUR, Jaroslava Hornek BOYD, Dave BROWN, Chris DREW, Sarah DREW, Alix EYLES, Patrick FILLINGHAM, Helen GRIEVES, Gina HALE, Sue JONES, Lisa LEWENDON, Andy LORING, Tim LOWE, Emily MASON, Richard MASON, Ian MCGUINNESS, Laura MCNALLY, Sue MEDLYCOTT, Gia MIDDLETON, Rachel OSBORNE, Katie PERKINS, David PINK, Nicola REYNOLDS, Annette RUSSELL, Tina SAUNDERS, David SAYER, Penny SHAW, Alan THOMAS.
Have you thought about volunteering at parkrun? There are jobs you can do and still clock a run (course set up/closedown; run report writer, first timer briefing…) or you could be a super hi-viz hero and marshal, cheer (and if you are like the run report writer, appreciate just how fast the fastest finishers are!) or best of both worlds and tail walk ? If everyone volunteered 4 times per year, the core team would never need to send appeal emails or facebook requests! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week we welcomed 28 brand new runners to parkrun – welcome to the parkrun family and we hope to see you next week!
Chris BURT, Aimon YOUSIF, Alan NICOLSON, Colin DICKENS, Debo BANDYOPADHYAY, John RHODES, Matthew IRVING, Jon RAMSAY, Helen HELE, Alexander MONCADO-THOMAS, Joel WHITLOCK, Jeremy WHITING, Rosie NASH, Bethan MISKELL, Julia NICKLESS, Susan BRANDWOOD, Liz PARSONS, Nigel PATERSON, Caryn WOOLCOCK, Robert HORSKINS, Sam EATON, Celia HORSKINS, Ffion KEMP, Mafaz ALI, Alice BLACKMAN, Asma JABEEN, Silvia PIKE, Paul JOHNSON.
…and a further 60 first timers to Woodley – welcome to you, too!
Mitsumasa NAKAMURA, Simon KEMP, Nathalie MAHATME, Karl MANLEY, Poppy BROWN, Mark Daniel HOLT, Rhys MISKELL, Dave ILLINGWORTH, Andrea SHARPE, Harry CARPENTER, Jennie SLEVIN, Toby CADE, Elizabeth VAN MAANEN, Gyan MAHATME, Josh STITT, Hannah BIRD, Colin MATTHEWS, Barbara STANNERS, Peter MISKELL, Joe BROWN, Aryan GUPTA, Ellie HAYDEN, Phil DAVIES, Zachary BOWLES, Paul COX, Morgan HUNTER, Julia COLE, Alex HUNTER, Mahmud HUSEIN, Balian NEL, Romuald GNIBA, Ben NIELD, Chris BECKETT, Claire NEECH, Talana CHAPLIN, Andy CAPEL, Annabel CAPEL, Bruce CHAPLIN, Tom HEATH, Craig BOWLES, Wayne THURSTING, Divya SAMANI, Andrew PLIMSOLL, Anastasia TOMLIN, Jeanette ALLCOCK, Matthew HOLE, Chris ELLISON, Duncan PRIOR, Jane A DAVIES, Ben RALSTON, Simon PERALTA, Ed PEARSON, Adam VERNONE, Alice JACKSON, Laura BATTEN, Guy PRINCE, Steve BIENKOWSKI, Rich LEWIS, Dawn DRABBLE, Lloyd MILLICHAP.
A record 79 of you achieved PBs – that cold must have got you running quicker! Congratulations to:
Isaac FARNWORTH, Tom NIKE, Vinay PATEL, Andrew MORGAN, Robin KINSMAN, Ash JEGGO, Hal STEPHENSON, Ed NASH, Fiona SLEVIN-BROWN, Stuart NEWPORT, Tim GRANT, Ben THURLOW, Andy LINKENS, Thomas HANSON, Victoria TURCHYN, Andrew FISHER, Murray HENDERSON, James EAGLESHAM, Donald TOWNSIN, Bob STANSBURY, Heather MAHONEY, Mohamad SALAH ELDEIN, Sara GRIFFITHS, Matthew BROWN, Javier PEREZ-SANCHEZ, Andrew DAVIDSON, Ankush KAPOOR, Sarah MCKIE, Kenneth NEL, Sam BROWN, Laura MCBRIDE, Mathias DOWLE, Oliver LOTTER, Kenneth CRAIG, Mark SHEARS, Jonah GANPATSINGH, Amy WOOD-BLAGROVE, Daniel GURNEY, Tutu MELAKU, Thomas NOLAN, Ian MAJOR, Rachel BEATTIE, Miriam COLEMAN, Sanjiv RAHEJA, Lucy MORRIS, Ahmed ALESHAIKER, Annie HANSON, Alex CORSE, James CORSE, Sarah HICKS, Matt HICKEY, Rebecca WEAVING, Jerry WALLIS, Douglas BLYTH, Tracey EDDINGTON, Szonja SZEGEDI, Guy WATT, Carly BARROW, Patsy COLLIS, David MILLER, Bridget COLES, Emilia HAMILTON, Paulina SYDOR, Emma JANSSEN, Esther ROCK, Iain MACKENZIE, Amanda DE MENDONCA, Dawn STUART, Jane WILLIAMS, Alice WILLIAMSON, Susan BLOOMFIELD, Graham BLOOMFIELD, Claire HUSSEY, Becks BROOKS.
No junior 10s this weeks but we probably have a bumper week next week!
Barry LOWE, a stalwart runner at Woodley (45 out of 50 here!), he has improved in the past two years running here improving his age graded rating up to 68.78%! If you want to read more about age grading you can check it in the parkrun FAQs. We look forward to (on NYD if you don't miss any parkruns in 2018 – no pressure!) welcoming you to the 100 club!
Michael Mahoney (96 out of 100 runs at Woodley!) has been a pleasure to see running. We look forward to you joining the 250 club in 2019!
David Dibben (of Reading Roadrunners) a Thames Valley Park and Woodley regular, splitting his time between the XC and road like courses. We also look forward to you joining the 250 club!
Paul Noades – Paul has done some touring of the Berkshire parkruns, including Reading, Woodley, Newbury and Bracknell. He has worked at improving his running, achieving a personal best time in 2015 and keeping close to it ever since. Thanks for your contributions to volunteering with an incredible 71 volunteer stints since he began at parkrun back in 2011. Thanks again and well done!
This week 600 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 88 were first timers and 74 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:
David SAYER • Sue MEDLYCOTT • David PINK • Lisa LEWENDON • Alix EYLES • Sue JONES • Annette RUSSELL • Chris DREW • Alan THOMAS • Andy LORING • Richard MASON • Patrick FILLINGHAM • Emily MASON • Dave BROWN • Sarah DREW • Jaroslava Hornek BOYD • Helen GRIEVES • Katie PERKINS • Tim LOWE • Penny SHAW • Gia MIDDLETON • Tina SAUNDERS • Simon ARTHUR • Nicola REYNOLDS • Ian MCGUINNESS • Rachel OSBORNE • Laura MCNALLY • Gina HALE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Woodley parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Jonathan Stuart DAVIES who recorded a time of 15:20 on 26th July 2014 (event number 95).
The female record is held by Anna BONIFACE who recorded a time of 17:31 on 15th April 2017 (event number 241).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 91.08% (19:37) on 1st November 2014 (event number 109).
Woodley parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 7,799 participants have completed 66,194 parkruns covering a total distance of 330,970 km, including 11,759 new Personal Bests.